The Oneida County Health Department says a skunk that attacked a family dog has tested positive for rabies.

The dog, which was not up to date on its rabies vaccinations was attacked while on the porch of the family's home in the Town of Western.

Rabies Prevention and Treatment Program Coordinator Bobbi Jo Kahl says all pet owners should make sure their pets are current on their vaccinations.

Kahl added that pet owners should not leave their pets tied outdoors unattended or leave food and water dishes outside where they can attract wild animals.

For more information on rabies prevention or to report an animal bite contact the the Oneida County Health Department.